Just in time for colder weather ahead, Galderma, the makers of hero brand Cetaphil, is shaking up the skin care world with a new range of 6 problem solvers. Excipial is a new skin care brand that addresses some of the most common and annoying skin issues; including keratosis pilaris (KP), extreme dryness, flaking, cracking, and rough skin.
Skin can be compromised due to weather, medical conditions or as a side effect of some treatments and medications. Dry, dehydrated skin can also be an occupational hazard. Some professions are at greater risk, for example, chefs, kitchen staff, hair colorists, nurses, operating room techs, and surgeons, from excessive hand washing and exposure to chemicals. Just cleaning your own house without wearing gloves can be a trigger.
When the skin’s natural barrier becomes compromised, skin becomes more susceptible to chemicals, allergens and other irritants. Just slathering on a garden variety of moisturizer may not do the trick. Damaged skin requires therapeutic formulas that restore the skin to a healthier state.
The new Excipial line includes: Excipial Daily Protection Hand Cream and Excipial Rapid Repair Hand Cream, Excipial 10% Urea Hydrating Healing Lotion and Excipial 20% Urea Intensive Healing Cream. What is most unique is the supplement, Excipial for Bruising, touted for its ability to strengthen blood vessels from the inside out. In clinical studies, the Excipial Protect and Repair line, which includes Excipial Daily Protection Hand Cream and Excipial Rapid Repair Hand Cream was shown to significantly reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
“Dry, irritated skin is a very common problem,” says Mt. Sinai dermatologist Joshua Zeicher in New York. “The skin plays a vital role in protecting the body from the environment. When the barrier is compromised, it can lead not only to changes in the skin’s cosmetic appearance but more importantly its overall health. Many of the Excipial products have a lighter formulation but work as well as products that you may have found to be too heavy.”
Excipial was intended to be a year round solution. Toss a tube of Excipial Hand Cream in your desk drawer or nightstand for the occasional paper cut and kitchen mishap too. We like the Excipial 20% Urea Intensive Healing Cream for rough feet in between pedis too.
Available nationwide at CVS. Prices range from $12.99 – 14.99 for skin care, and $24.99 for the supplement.